The Rocket League Championship Series is probably the event I’m most excited to attend when I can. I went to #LANvegas in 2018, and was determined to go again for #RLCS7. I’m so absolutely elated that I got to go again and witness HISTORY!
I’m not a vlogger by any means, but I did want to document as many memories as I could, so I was actively posting to Instagram Stories the entire time. Now the annoying thing about Instagram Stories is that they delete over time, so for if nothing but my own gain, I saved them all and made a compilation video! Enjoy (or don’t, you do you boo).
Now that I’ve got that out of the way, there are a couple of newsworthy items that occurred either at RLCS or shortly after. First things first, WE BROKE A WORLD RECORD!!!!! According to the Guinness World Records, the longest timed mexican wave was 17 minutes and 14 seconds back in 2015 by 2,115 people in Japan.
Apparently there are people in the world that refuse to do The Wave (I’m talking to you, Yankee fans), but this isn’t about them! Us Rocket League fans went on for nearly 27 MINUTES with a hell of a lot more people than 2K. I wish I knew the actual number, but it was certainly more than enough to call it “Hella People.” Thanks Golden Boy for helping to make that happen.
The next thing I wanna talk about, I first have to preface with a story. You know those Rocket League Pullback Racers right?? You know how they come in little plastic balls? WELL. I actually hand painted a few to be color coordinated with NRG, Rogue, Cloud 9, and G2 (#patriotism for the win). I forgot to bring them to Las Vegas for Season 6, and I forgot them AGAIN for season 7.
I was lucky enough to actually get to meet up with a member from the APTV community, KingRaz. I was telling him about these hand painted toys and how I was so upset that I’d forgotten them. Specifically the NRG one. My goal was to have the NRG ball signed by the world’s best team (GarretG, Jstn., and Fireburner), but I’d had a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach that either Fireburner or Garret were not going to be around for the next one.
Raz decided to feed into my fear and further predict that Fireburner would in fact, retire after this season. Raz, I hate you. You were right.
In all honesty though, I am happy for Fireburner. As fans of the game and him, we can always tell when he seems less than enthused or stressed out. Competition is anxiety inducing and can certainly take a toll! I feel lucky to have seen him in his last RLCS LAN ever as a competitor, but I have no doubts in my mind that we’ll see him there as a coach very soon.
Overall, The World Championships are always an incredible event to go to. The people are honestly amazing. I know there were a lot of arguments around this topic, but I can assure you as a person who was there: the entire stadium could not have been more ecstatic for Scrubkilla to take home a trophy he’s been waiting for, for more than half his life. The boy deserves it! This. Is. ROCKET LEAGUE!